Singer-songwriter Susan Werner in Beaver Creek Wednesday |

Singer-songwriter Susan Werner in Beaver Creek Wednesday

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Folk-jazz-gospel singer Susan Werner's most recent album," Hayseed," is a concept album about farms and farmers and was released in the summer of 2013.
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What: Singer-songwriter Susan Werner.

Where: The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Tickets are $20.

More information: Details and tickets available at, by phone at 970-845-TIXS (8497), or at the VPAC box office in Beaver Creek.

BEAVER CREEK — Susan Werner began her career young, making a U-turn from the opera scene and plunging into contemporary folk. Although new to the industry, Werner turned heads with her stage presence and thoughtful lyrics, evoking a combination of humor and resonance within her sound. The artist comes to the stage Wednesday night at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

After five albums, she created a soulful jazz album with which she distinguished her sound. Her endeavors in country, jazz and folk, as well as her adaptation of pop songs into chamber pieces have proven that she is a musical chameleon — able to genuinely master any sound, as she was once dubbed the “empress of the unpredictable… in a good way.”

Werner is as comfortable performing on a dusty front porch as she is on the stage of a massive music festival. Her performances have shown her to be a well-respected folk artist in the contemporary realm.

Hooked on the VPAC Hooked menu and concert lineup

Susan Werner’s performance is part of the Hooked on the VPAC series, taking place Wednesdays throughout the month of January. VPAC performance attendees are invited to enjoy a special six-course dinner at Hooked restaurant in Beaver Creek before each performance; this will be the final performance of the Hooked on the VPAC series. Seatings will take place at 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. and reservations are required. Cost per person is $75 with wine pairings and $55 without wine.

Hooked special 6-course menu:

1st course

Oysters on the half shell or baked oysters parmigiano, paired with cava sparkling wine.

2nd course

Clam chowder or hooked salad, paired with Boniface Apremont.


Winter citrus salad.

3rd course

Hooked roll, paired with La Pierre Beaujolais.

4th course

Crimpster and mushroom risotto, paired with Hitching Post pinot noir.

5th course

Misson fig bread pudding, paired with Barolo Chinato cocktail.

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